The Regular Fit Dress Shirt
Somewhere between slim and relaxed you’ll find the regular fit dress shirt, an ideal balance of style and comfort.
This has been the standard for so long that many brands refer to it simply as the standard fit dress shirt. Not every guy feels comfortable with the form-hugging style that has become ubiquitous, and even those who prefer slim will sometimes revert to regular for more casual wear. Despite the fashion-forwardness of a more tailored look, it’s clear that standard still has its place in men’s style.
Regular fit has the advantage of versatility over other kinds of dress shirt styles. With a little extra fabric around key areas like the chest, biceps and waist, the regular fit dress shirt provides just enough room to keep the look both professional and comfortable. Slim fit shirts can accentuate the wearer’s physique to the point of distraction, or simply appear too conspicuous for work. In this environment as soon as attention shifts to clothing, in positive or negative terms, the effect can be harmful.
Regular shirts also allow for greater movement, since fabric sits more loosely on the body. The armhole, for example, hangs lower than with a slim fit shirt. Many guys find a snugger armhole to be restrictive, especially of the course of a full day.
Regular fit also has the advantage of giving some leeway to unflattering spots like the stomach, without making it look as though you’re trying to hide something. This has been a negative effect of loose fitting shirts, which guys turn to out of self-consciousness not style preference.
Fit is just one of many factors that go into creating a dress shirt. When you combine fit with your exact measurements and some basic body details, the end product will more accurately reflect your preferences. Relying solely on fit, whether slim, regular or relaxed, is not enough to ensure a perfect match.
Looking for a more personal touch? Our style advisors can meet you at your office to display fabric samples, take body measurements and guide you through the customization process. Or you can visit us for the same great experience.
The beauty of custom is the ability to impose your personal style on any aspect of design. Using our intuitive design interface, which features 3D-rendered shirts and changes shown in real-time, you can choose to customize every last detail or simply the ones that matter to you.
Without the assurance of a perfect fit, there’s no trust. We guarantee your shirt to fit the way you intended. If it doesn't, we’ll fix it, then we’ll save your updated measurements in our system for seamless future orders.